Child Support Attorney in Twin Falls
Fight for a Fair Child Support Order
In the state of Idaho, parents who get a divorce will likely be required to pay child support to ensure that their children are cared for after the divorce. Even when two parents end their marriage, the parents are still obligated to care for their children until they turn 18 or until the children are 19 if they have yet to finish high school when they turn 18. Idaho Statute § 32-706 states that the following factors can be used to determine a fair child support order:
- The financial resources of the child
- The financial resources, needs, and obligations of both the custodial and noncustodial parents
- The standard of living the child enjoyed during the marriage
- The physical and emotional condition and needs of the child and his or her educational needs
- The availability of medical coverage for the child at reasonable cost
- The actual tax benefit recognized by the party claiming the federal child dependency exemption
Child Support in Contested vs. Uncontested Cases
Not all child support orders are decided by a family law judge. In some cases, the parents may be able to come to their own agreement regarding support. The Idaho child support guidelines can be used to determine what amount of monthly support is considered to be fair. If two parents cannot agree upon their own child support arrangement, the matter must be taken to court for a judge to decide.
Hire a Twin Falls Family Lawyer
Roy, Nielson, Platts, McGee & Schoettger can provide the counsel and representation that you need in order to receive a fair court order for child support. Without an excellent Twin Falls attorney by your side, you could be denied the support that you need or be required to pay more than is fair. Our firm understands Idaho's child support guidelines and will fight tirelessly for the best possible results.
Contact us today to request your initial case evaluation!